Here is a hobby to enrich your life.

“When I was young, I used to collect stamps either going to the post office or wait for incoming letters. Stamps made our geography lessons interesting. Every stamp had its origin and searching for the story made it fun,” reminisced nine-year-old Rishi's mom. “Gone are the days when we used to visit a neighbour's house or our friends home to trade for a double stamp.” Amarnath Krishnaswamy another adult who was been collecting stamps since he was a kid agreed and said, “My genre is cinema and cricket.”

The origin

Before stamps were used, the date and month on which the letter was written was mentioned (was known as a bishop mark) and the letter was posted. In 1837, Richard Hill, the British Post Master General introduced the usage of stamps and was knighted for his invention. Sir Richard Hill designed the first stamp popularly known as the Penny Black with the picture of Queen Victoria on it.

After the second stamp of Pre-Independent India with a picture of Queen Victoria in the year 1854 was released. The first stamp was Scinde Dawk (like the one we see on Harry Potter's letters ) released by Sir Bartle Frere, the British East India's Administrator of Sind province.The Shera stamps marking Commonwealth Games 2010 was a great hit among the foreign athletes.